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Ruth Jackson

Should online fraud compensation be curtailed?
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Should online fraud compensation be curtailed?

Commissioner draws ire after suggesting that victims who have taken no precautions should get reduced compensation
1 Apr 2016
Getting to know the ISA family
British Finance Minister George Osborne poses for pictures with the Budget Box as he leaves 11 Downing Street in London, on March 16, 2016, before presenting the government's annual budget to
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Getting to know the ISA family

Another new addition at the Budget expands the range of tax-free saving options
23 Mar 2016
Best ways to borrow while rates are so low
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Best ways to borrow while rates are so low

Banks are a good place to start for larger loans, but are not competitive for smaller amounts
14 Mar 2016
Why it might be time for you to remortgage
Mortgage applicants to face tougher screenings
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Why it might be time for you to remortgage

Rates are currently at rock-bottom lows amid as base rates remain at record lows
2 Mar 2016
How smartphones are revolutionising banking
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How smartphones are revolutionising banking

Soon you won't have to put in your card or pin at a cash machine - or remember passwords at all
26 Feb 2016
Isas vs tax-free savings allowance
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Isas vs tax-free savings allowance

From April you will no longer be taxed on a large portion of savings, so do you need to bother with Isas?
17 Feb 2016
Peer-to-peer Isas: what are they and should you invest?
Tax for cash-in-hand
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Peer-to-peer Isas: what are they and should you invest?

So-called If Isas offer attractive interest rates but do involve taking on more risk
10 Feb 2016
Five ways to improve your finances in 2016
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Five ways to improve your finances in 2016

From ensuring you limit taxes on savings to reviewing your debt, top tips to improve your financial position.
5 Jan 2016
The best non-Isa savings options
Tax for cash-in-hand
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The best non-Isa savings options

Isas are a great long-term savings tool, but they often don't offer the best rates.
11 Dec 2015
Help to Buy Isas: where are the best deals?
House prices
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Help to Buy Isas: where are the best deals?

The government hopes the Help to Buy ISA will put young people on the property ladder
9 Dec 2015
Are retirees saving in the right places?
An elderly person holds cash
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Are retirees saving in the right places?

Study shows older people are now saving more than younger peers, but they may not be doing so wisely
3 Dec 2015
Moves to tackle pensioner mortgage dilemma
Mortgage applicants to face tougher screenings
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Moves to tackle pensioner mortgage dilemma

More than a third of mortgages taken out today will end when the borrower is over 65
19 Nov 2015
Are you about to be fired by your bank?
High Street Banks
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Are you about to be fired by your bank?

If you live abroad, make a mistake on your application or simply don't make the bank money, they may seek to offload you
12 Nov 2015
Five ways to protect your money online
Fraud
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Five ways to protect your money online

Check any contact you are unsure of and ensure your passwords and system access are secure
29 Oct 2015
Inheritance tax bills are rising - what can you do?
Tax Credit
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Inheritance tax bills are rising - what can you do?

Rise in property prices and freezing of allowance responsible for five-year high tax take
22 Oct 2015
What to do if you become a 'mortgage prisoner'
House prices
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What to do if you become a 'mortgage prisoner'

Lenders to be probed over existing borrowers who have been told they cannot afford to pay less
14 Oct 2015
Six things to know about new consumer rights laws
Consumers peruse the shops on Oxford Street
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Six things to know about new consumer rights laws

You now have 30 days to get a refund on faulty goods - and digital products and services are also covered
8 Oct 2015
Six common pension scams to avoid
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Six common pension scams to avoid

Since the advent of pension freedoms, scammers have devised new ways to get hold of your savings
30 Sep 2015
Greece travel advice: how crisis may affect your finances
Greece Holiday
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Greece travel advice: how crisis may affect your finances

It's not just holiday money – savings and mortgage rates could also be affected by the Greek crisis
13 Jul 2015
Leftover foreign currency: what to do with it
Eurozone currency
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Leftover foreign currency: what to do with it

Do you have foreign cash piling up in drawers? Here's how to put it to good use
8 Jul 2015
State pension changes: everything you need to know
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State pension changes: everything you need to know

Rules governing the state pension are about to change dramatically and many pensioners have been left in the dark
30 Jun 2015
Why the top savings rates aren't on the high street
High Street Banks
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Why the top savings rates aren't on the high street

Challenger banks may have unfamiliar names, but they offer security as well as good returns
25 Jun 2015
Flight delay compensation: how to claim for travel misery
A plane lands at night
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Flight delay compensation: how to claim for travel misery

Delayed flights are on the rise, but EU rules give you a better chance of claiming compensation
19 Jun 2015
Travel money: five tips for your summer holidays
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Travel money: five tips for your summer holidays

Avoid wasting money on rip-off exchange rates, credit card fees and mobile roaming charges
10 Jun 2015
Credit card perks cut as new EU rules bite
Credit cards
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Credit card perks cut as new EU rules bite

Capital One and Sainsbury's are among the first to trim cashback and loyalty rewards
3 Jun 2015
Premium bonds: are they a good investment?
UK currency
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Premium bonds: are they a good investment?

The amount you can put into Premium Bonds is about to rise, but for the average investor they're a bad deal
28 May 2015
Mortgage tricks to avoid – and what to do instead
2.3m householders will struggle with mortgage repayments
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Mortgage tricks to avoid – and what to do instead

New rules have made mortgages harder to come by, but trying to trick the banks could backfire
29 Apr 2015
Pension changes: how to stop the scammers
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Pension changes: how to stop the scammers

Con artists are lining up to take advantage of the new pension rules. Here's how to avoid the scams
24 Apr 2015
Child Trust Funds: dump them in favour of Junior Isas
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Child Trust Funds: dump them in favour of Junior Isas

Money languishing in Child Trust Funds could be earning far more interest if you make a simple switch
15 Apr 2015
Early-bird Isas: invest now to secure higher returns
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Early-bird Isas: invest now to secure higher returns

The Isa rush is over, but smart savers will already be planning their tax-free investment for the new tax year
8 Apr 2015
Best ISA rates: last minute deals worth taking up
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Best ISA rates: last minute deals worth taking up

There is still time to get your ISA up and running before the tax year comes to an end this Sunday
1 Apr 2015
Make the most of your 2015 tax allowances
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Make the most of your 2015 tax allowances

The financial year ends in a matter of weeks, so make sure you're not letting tax allowances go to waste
5 Mar 2015
Tax evasion or tax avoidance: what's the difference?
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Tax evasion or tax avoidance: what's the difference?

With allegations of tax evasion flying, here's how to be sure of staying on the right side of the law
19 Feb 2015
Should you pay for your current account?
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Should you pay for your current account?

Most bank accounts come with costs, hidden or otherwise, and choosing the best can be a minefield
10 Feb 2015
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